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HBO is removing Louie CK from an upcoming benefit show and removing all his past specials

Business Insider | Nov 10, 2017, 06.29AM IST

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HBO announced Thursday that Louie C.K. would no longer be appearing on its autism benefit shot, The Night of Too Many Stars, and it would remove all of the comedian's previous work from its on-demand services.

The announcement came just hours after a report in the New York Times detailed allegations of sexual misconduct from five women against C.K..

The Night of Too Many Stars special was set to air live on November 18.

Here's the press release:

"Louis C.K. will no longer be participating in the "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," which will be presented live on HBO on November 18. In addition, HBO is removing Louis C.K.'s past projects from its On Demand services."

The accusations against C.K. span from the late 1990s to 2005. One woman said he masturbated while talking to her on the phone, and three said he masturbated in front of them in person. One said he asked to masturbate in front of her but that she declined.

Louis C.K., through his publicist, Lewis Kay, declined to respond to The Times regarding the allegations.

"Louis is not going to answer any questions," Kay told The Times.

Representatives for Louis C.K., whose real name is Louis Szekely, did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for further comment.

Much of C.K.'s early comedic output aired on HBO including the 2006 comedy series Lucky Louie as well as multiple one-hour comedy specials.

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